Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50: Feel The Difference
The blogosphere is awash with Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50: Feel The Difference Posts, all entries into a competition that will send one lucky blogger to BlogHer12 in New York later this year. I’ve read so many beautiful stories this past week; stories that have inspired and moved me, stories of strength and courage and laughter…oh, the laughter! Bloggers are incredible, in case you didn’t already know.
I almost decided not to write this post. How can I possibly compete with these amazing 49 bloggers?! And yet here I am, with absolutely no expectation that my blog will make the final 5, but celebrating the fundamental truth about blogging: this is my journey, my place, my difference ~ it’s my own beautiful celebration of life and while this may be a competition, blogging itself is not. My journey may have been simple, but it’s been mine and I’m thankful for that every single day.
This blog began over 5 years ago as a place where I shared the most random and strange things. In a time before “aussie mummy bloggers” and facebook fan pages, when I did silly things like photograph the coffee I bought each morning. Miraculously, though my posts were random, and let’s be honest, often poorly written and about uninteresting topics, kind people commented. And I caught the bug.
Memories, stories, pictures, prayers, hopes, homes, dreams, sorrows, grief, laughter, babies, love. Oh so much love.
There is no real difference between us bloggers; some of us have more readers, some of us more “likes”, some of us share recipes, others inspire with images, some of us are fashionistas, some of us authors, some of us are susie-homemakers, others domestic disasters. But we are all bloggers. We are all building communities, sharing ourselves with virtual strangers and watching with awe and amazement as those strangers become our beautiful friends.
This post is my entry into the Kidspot Top 50 competition which will see one lucky blogger head over to New York for BlogHer2012. There is also $5000 up for grabs to one lucky person who votes in the competition – so to cast your vote for one or all of the amazing bloggers on this list head over to Kidspot.